The fundamental reason that this position exists is to assist the comptroller in the day-to-day operations of the accounting functions in the city's accounting division. The accounting functions include accounts payable, fund accounting, contract management, year-end audits, and grants accounting. Work functions include supervising two or more employees; analyzing, reconciling and approving accounting data and transactions; preparing statutory, regulatory, pre-closing and post-closing reports, month and year end, trial balance, detail budget, revenue, project expenditure, encumbrance, and other financial and/or accounting reports; managing contract accounts; managing grant accounts, responding to inquiries for solutions of difficult accounting problems or for information or interpretation; and performing basic accounting duties in the absence of subordinates or during peak times. The Accounting Specialist is supervised by the Comptroller and serves in his/her absence when the Comptroller is unavailable.
Bachelor's degree with major course work in accounting and four years of governmental or fund accounting experience. Experience with grants, encumbrances and accounts payable is preferred. Note: Preference may be given to candidates who possess a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification.